I know it’s been a long time since my last post, but I wanted to assure you that I’m still here and haven’t gone anywhere, literally and figuratively. Unfortunately this fall and winter I have not been on any hikes, done any snowshoeing or skiing as I normally would be doing during this time of the year. It’s been disappointing to say the least.

Sure we all get busy in our daily lives of work and etc, but I have to remember to remind myself and my friends that that’s what being outdoors is for. It’s for us to enjoy and to balance our hectic daily lives of corporate America, running kids to and from school or some sports or dance practice, family obligations, etc. I allowed myself to fall victim to not maintaining that balance these last few months. But I am here to say that I am back now to maintaining that balance in my life. When I am not able to be out in nature, I can at the least provide you with information on activities and such, post more photos, etc to keep this site of interest to you.

So I leave you with this. It photo I was able to capture yesterday morning at City Park here in Denver as I was out to get in a session of cardio. It was an unexpected opportunity that I will treasure for the rest of my life. The American Bald Eagle, a symbol of this nation’s freedom. Seen in and out of it’s element and I was able to capture it to share with you. Truly something we dont get to experience everyday. If you want to know more about the Bald Eagle, as I wanted to after I took this photo you can check out http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/


Hike to Lake Dorothy July 24, 2011…

My first hike of the season, I am sad to report. Normally I would have gotten a few more hikes by this time of the year. But I can’t complain as I have been itching for a while to get outdoors and on a trail. Probably not the best trail to do for a first one since my lung capacity isnt what it should be, but no need to worry about that now. Fourth of July Trailhead is our starting point and getting there alone is an adventure in itself as it is 4 miles of bumpy dirt road. If you dont have a four wheel drive vehicle, then you’re really in for a rough ride to the trailhead and that is an understatement.

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As I have said before in the “About” section of this blog, I am creating this blog on the fly. So as you see here in this post, I have included a slideshow of some of my photos. Do you like the slideshow or would you rather a gallery of photos instead? Please let me know your thoughts.

All and all it was a gorgeous day to be on a trail. The weather was perfect. There were plenty of people on the trail which in my opinion makes it more interesting and more of an adventure. This trail is dog friendly and dogs should be on a leash, but there were plenty of owners who disobeyed this law. We were looking forward to Lake Dorothy itself, but when you reach the alpine tundra of Arapaho Pass Trail, you get an awesome view in all directions looking around the Continental Divide. A definite plus to this hike!

I ended up taking over 100 pictures this day and luckily for me that I had brought my backup camera, as I didnt get a chance to charge the batteries in my main camera. If you’re wondering what I use, my main camera is an Olympus SP-565UZ,(10 megapixel and 20x optical zoom). My backup is a pocketsize point and shoot Olympus Stylus 9000(12 megapixel, 10x optical zoom).